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, to create air force base in many places around the united states were drone pilots everything being trained for drones are being tested or piloted. so this is a new kind of warfare, where you don't even have to be in the area of the battle. you can be thousands and thousands of miles away thinking that the battlefield to a video screen. in fact, the manufacturers admit that the screens are really -- design is taken taken from the video games that teenagers have grown up playing and it's easier for them when they are recruited and become drone pilot. they are used to using these kinds of playstation. enjoy. in fact, the u.n. has u.s. has created a playstation mentality through war. it is a very surreal thing to think about pilot been in an air force base in the united states over the drones are being run by the cia they are, they can be outside of virginia and they are in an air-conditioned room. they are sitting in an ergonomic chair and they are looking for hours and hours on end at a scene in a place that they may never have been to. don't sleep the language, don't know the closer. and th
they're policies are, look at the map. look at the map of the united states in terms of seas, prom mentors, harbors these, coast of the united states, the 13 colonies, was jam packed with great natural harbors. the whole coast of africa, thousands of miles, relatively few good harbors which hindered africa's development, but the east coast was packed with them, and the united states, the continental core of the u.s. was the last resource rich part of the zone that was settled and waterways flowing in a convenient east-west fashion than the rest of the world's waterways combined. so i'm saying that americans -- we're important not only because of their ideas and their democracy but because of where we happen to live as well, and so that's why these things, like mountains matter. the himalayas matter. they have allowed india and china to develop into who completely disstink great world civilizations without having much to do with each other, through long periods of history. >> so let's take that image that you offered of america, this amazingly suitable geographical place with all th
here is a young man who is the half brother of the president of the united states, barack obama is not only of multimillionaire but the most powerful man in the world. and yet his half-brother can't call him in a time of need and this same half brothers living in a 6 x 10 at slum dog millionaire style in nairobi. he has to walk through sewage to get to the nearest street. this is a a guy not just living in poverty but in third-world poverty. what is going on here? the simple explanation is barack obama is a hypocrite. he has made the ideas that we have obligations to our fellow man the centerpiece of his reelection campaign, one of his favorite lines he recently added at the national prayer breakfast is we are our brother's keeper. in my film "2016: obama's america," the film is coming to michigan. look at our website in the film i asked george, obama says we are our brother's keeper. you are his brother. what has he done to keep you? quite revealing the george says go ask him. hypocrisy would seem to be the natural explanation. george is not an isolated case.
is the half-brother of the president of the united states. barack obama is not only a multimillionaire, produced the most powerful man in the world. and yet his half brother can't call him in a time of need and the same half brother is living in a six by 10 hut slum dog millionaire style in their room a slump of nairobi. he has to walk through sewage to get to the nearest street. so this is a guy that they not just in poverty, but you have to say in third world poverty. so what is going on here? the simple explanation is that barack obama is a hypocrite. he has made the idea that we have obligations to our fellow man the centerpiece of his reelection campaign. one of his favorite lines, which he recently uttered at the national prayer breakfast as we are our brothers keepers. and my film, 2016. by the way, the film is coming to michigan. you should look at our website 2016 the [applause] but in the film, i asked george that. i say george, obama says we are our brothers keeper. you are his brother. what has he done to keep you? harborview and make george says go ask him. so h
to me. now, i thought to myself, here 1 ssh -- is a young man, half brother of the united states. barack is not only a multimillionaire, but the most powerful man in the world. yet his half brother can't call him in a time of need, and this same half brother is living in a six by ten hut slum dog millionaire style in the slum of the nairobi. he has to walk through sewage to get to the nearest street. this is a guy not just living in poverty, but in third world poverty. what's going op here? the simple explanation is that barack is a hypocrite. he has made the idea we have obligations to our fellow man, the center piece of his reaction campaign. one of his favorite lines that he recently uttered at the national prayer breakfast is, "we are our brother's keeper." in my film, 2016, by the way, the film is coming to michigan. just look at the website, [applause] in the film, i asked george that. i said, george, obama said you are our brother's keeper. you are his brother. what has he done to keep you? revealingly, george says, go ask him. hypocrisy seems to be the natural ex
generation face nothing comparable to that of lawmakers in the mid-19th mid-19th century as the united states was on the bring of breaking apart, and the book that we're about to hear about, america's great debate,tles the story of the compromise of 1850, which helped to resolve at least for a while, the conflict over how to bring the vast mexican territory into the united states. the reviewer who did this review for the washington post happened to be don graham, the chairman of the washington post company, who is a student of history. he called this book original in concept and stylish in execution. the compromise that mr. bordewich will tell us about resulted from some of the most creative legislating that the country has ever seen, although mr. bordewich will be quick to point out that the compromise was also deeply flawed. but it did prevent an earlier breakup of the union. this is also a story that includes a magnificent cast of characters. befitting the epic struggles that played out during the course of the great debate. this is the third work be fergus bordewich which explores how sla
reach its foreign policy goals while under the wing of the united states which he says count always have israel's -- doesn't always have israel's best interests at heart. this is just under an hour. [applause] >> shalom, good evening, everybody. it is my pleasure to be here with you, especially when you have such great weather in washington. almost like jerusalem at this time of the year. i am very happy to see so many people coming and showing an interest in my book, and i would like in the next 20 minutes to share with you not what you're going to read in the book, but what's behind the ideas. but first i want to think we all can agree that's what's happening in israel is important to the people who live in the united states of america. why? because we share the same values, the same principles, the same heritage and the same enemies. and because we are in the middle east today being attacked, so you have to ask yourself why those people are against the jewish nation in the middle east. the arab against israel not because of the land that we so-called occupied. we are being attacked be
to have to buy the book to get that. now, i start with this proposition. the united states, for a variety of reasons, no longer has the means to fulfill the three great dreams that have driven american politics over the last decade. one, the dream of business and wall street for deregulation and infinite profits. two, the dream of our military and foreign policy elite for global domination. three, the dream of the ordinary american for a rising living standard. now, one out of three? certainly. two out of three? maybe. three out of three? no way. now, you know, you turn on the tv at night, and you read the newspapers in the morning, and the pundits and politicians are talking about a grand bargain that must be made between liberals and conservatives, republicans and democrats, about taxes, about the budget, and it's all couched in the future of america. well, my first point here is that the bargain's already made. the deal has already been struck. that is of the three great dreams, the one that's going to go, the one that's going to go is the living standards of the american working middl
howard taft was both supreme court chief justice and before that a president of the united states, came from cincinnati. cincinnati in some ways was a southern town because it was oriented, its trade was with the south along the ohio river and the mississippi. it also was the home of the underground railroad. so if you could get slaves -- the slaves could get out of kentucky and cross the ohio river, in some ways they were safe in ohio. and then they could be dispersed to other places where they were even safer in ohio. so taft was from here. harding was from marion, ohio, just north of columbus here. william mckinley who was elected president in 1896 was an ohioan. so a whole bunch of ohioans. james garfield, again, was an ohioan. he was a short-lived president because he was assassinated in office. but you have a set of presidents who came during this period, many many after the civil war all the way up into the 1920s. and then it sort of stops. they were pulling presidents from other parts of the country afterwards. they tend to be more moderate, for one thing. they don't tend to be
at what was going on in the united states. and you can even see this in henry kissinger's memoirs and on historical record and an archives in our archives over here how the negotiator for the north vietnamese would bring this up to kissinger. he would bring up what was going on in congress, was going on in the streets to try to rattle kissinger who would always answer this is beneath me, i'm not going to talk about what's going on in the united states. at any end i i believe that north vietnamese leaders never really relied on negotiations to win the war. they knew that they had to win on their own and it had to be militarily on the ground. thank you. >> several years ago i had the opportunity to travel around the it now for six weeks, about half the time in the north, which is to be the north, about half the time in the south. and in talking with people, my impression was people in the north, very proud of having defeated the united states, the great power. people in the south, very sad that the united states hadn't in some way managed to stay, to keep with economists. is that co
first. so of not red or blue states, what the united states. i no they're not that many football fans here today. my first story about president obama has to do with football. he was the last interview that i did for my book. i interviewed three andrew and 50 people will for him and traveled the world. i thought about what i would -- how i would break the ice with him for a long time. i remembered that he is a bears fan than i am a pakistan and that two years ago when the packers played the bears in the nfc championship game president obama announced that if the bears won he was going to the super bowl. the packers won. and the star player on the packers after the game got up on the table of the jesse berman said, president obama will come see us, but we're right to go see him at his house meeting if you win the super bowl you to visit the white house. this was their star quarterback, so when i finally got my interview with president obama and shook his hand and said, mr. president, charles got here before me, but i'm glad we both finally made it. he said, yeah, man, those packers wer
. american citizen of course in the united states and therefore under the 14th amendment is citizen by birth. he went to hollywood high school, was in the class of 1921 at hollywood high. when off to the frank wickens street school to study to be anonymous can act. he graduated in 1923 and he opened up a garage in hollywood. he liked model race tires and he loved photography, was an amateur photographer. he also developed an alias for himself that he used at times. his name was bill manbo. he developed a version of his name that he would use. he would refer to himself as p. airtran for =tranfour and he changed the spelling of the last name so would not be manbo. and there's actually a photograph in this collection of his baric. he has built a little foyer with plywood in front of the door and arching artistically across this little entryway is the name manbo right here at heart mountain. he was a bit of the character. no question about it. this is the lot of his family. in the middle, to older folks on the middle. and the these genes out. his father-in-law and next to him his wife, bill manb
in a factory, and vanzetti had an odd job after immigrating to the united states and he had started working as a fish vendor. they were ordinary immigrants, but in the united states, they became radicalized of the anarchist leader who advocated violence. but it was ordinary, and i think the fact that they were just too ordinary guys caught in a nightmare that it's part of the reason we are still talking about this today. we think they are there for the grace of god. >> finally, susan tejada come something about your book was april 15th, 1920 you put it in context. it was also the opening day of the boston red sox baseball season, first year without babe ruth. why do you do that, why you put it in the larger context? >> i really hoped to bring their readers and to the story to make it seem real so that the readers might feel they are in the courtroom, they are in the prison and in the death chamber. it's important to make history come alive. >> susan tejada this is your first book right? >> first adult book. >> you've written children's books? what is the name of one? >> i've written childre
is about the only independent graduate research institution in the united states of america. that is a part of the historical black colleges and university community. what we're here to talk about today there is a major crisis in america, one more damaging than even the nation's daunting economic landscape. the american education system has failed young people of color. african-american males in particular. the evidence is somewhat overwhelming. only 55% of all black students graduate from high school on time with a regular diploma. on average, african-american twelfth grade students read at approximately the same grade level as white eighth graders and the twelfth grade were lower than significantly lower than any other racial and ethnic group. in march 2007 editorial, phillip jackson from chicago's black star project. there was no longer a need for dire predictses, apprehension about losings a generation of black boys. it is too late. a generation in education, employment, economics, incarceration, health, and parents we have lost a generation of young black males. they have the worst gra
in the united states of america. gratitude of the sacrifices. gratitude to the opportunities it affords. gratitude where the military. gratitude to be a part of this experiment of representative democracy. liberals hate that. today is -- america is just okay. not okay as france. almost as we did. [laughter] i have to ignite charcoal i can hear them behind me trying to figure out. conservative women. mouth the ladies and if i ruling was the olympic sport they beget the gold medal every time. to see it allowed brett drop the following words i was thinking about something sarah palin said the ad bereday. [laughter] stand back. what the half of puff begin. it doesn't matter how you finish the sentence. sarah palin like stock ice-cream or she thinks panda bears are cuddle the. it is a deranged automatic rejection everything she says or thinks. says try it with an coulter. you have the same reaction. any well-known female nine apologetically female. you get the olympic global i ruling. liberals hate mouth the conservative women. the new generation of women that rejects the 1970's era feminist
, which says, the judicial power of the united states shall be vested in one supreme court and such inferior courts the congress may from time to time ordain and establish. and that is as article iii goes on and talks a bit about the jurisdiction of the court and so on, but many, many unanswered questions, including for instance no mention of the chief justice in article iii. we only inferred that are supposed to be a chief justice because he is given in article article ii, the presidential article, the right to preside over -- not the right, the duty to preside over the impeachment trial in the senate of the president of the united states. and remember, william rehnquist did that in the bill clinton impeachment trial and when he was later asked what it had amounted to, he said i did nothing in particular and i did it very well. so the duties of the chief justice are undefined. and much about the supreme court initially with undefined. so it really had to create itself and it's done so not in a straight line progression, but it's done so true askew says some of the cases th
, president of the united states, as cincinnati was a southern town and trade was with the south and home of the underground railroad. they can get at of kentucky and were safe and could be disbursed partying was from marion ohio, william mckinley elected president sell a bunch of ohio wins. james garfield you have presidents who came during this period after the civil war up through the 1920's pulling presidents from other parts of the country that tend to be more moderate. not ideologues that is still true statewide. attendance the to be more pragmatic and light -- less ideological. if you try to compete in the general election in helps to swing to the middle. but ohio generally is the average state. almost every demographic group is well represented here. catholic, fundamentalist, ma instream, protestants, ethnic groups. the only one is maybe the hispanics. some places as a significant concentration. they do not amount to two much but demographically almost as if you want to test a consumer product you have every slice that you want. it is also a big cities day. >> do foresee ohio bein
admitted he ordered a first strike against the united states. and at the time, the moscow, the gist of the conversation moscow had with him was if we happens do you know what is going to your island? it is going to disappear and with you. castro wanted them go ahead. it is also reported that about twenty years later, castro knew the request and didn't we have the conversation before? you look at the situation in the mideast today. you have iran, and if iran goes nuclear, your going to have already the saudis said they would publicly said they. prepared. who picked the phone up [inaudible] to pakistan and biofuel. how many dollars do you want for how many barrels and never mind the bit about the tweptd-year program. you take the barrels and put them underneath the aircraft, the 159 and 16 tion and you don't have to have fancy safety devices and things. they wopt have time to figure that out. now you have close proximity hundred of miles away in some cases, supersonic jets in bases that may be viely vulnerable app small number of nuclear weapons can destroy them. very little communica
the tab turner, the united states has been fortunate to have a weighted sum of the worst aspect of europe's history. it had something to do with it, but so did the system of governments that permitted and encouraged religious pluralism, what america did not tubeless mandate a religious test for the office or basis for our domestic detentions as freedom of the bible. the party is attempting to do michelle long recredit. not so much for the republican party. what about the democrats? as i described them in the introduction, the democratic party hosted far too long on franklin d. roosevelt's legacy became complacent and began to feel entitled to its near hegemonic position in culture and the media. when the new began to displace an all three of those arenas, some liberals merely turned into antisexual whiners and crybabies or ivory tower escaped us. the bulk of the democratic politicians and operatives however moved in a different direction. after three straight losses in presidential elections between 19901998, they been in the practices of their old beliefs while continuing to espouse them
-- became the best school in the united states because like over 40 children every single year passed the college test, and the girls from the classroom got a doctoral degree. >> host: is that a new story? >> guest: that's fascinating. go look that. thanks for telling me about that. >> host: barbara, austin texas, home the lbj library, hi, barbara. >> caller: hi, i hope you can hear my. i think my phone's acting up. >> host: we can hear you fine. >> caller: i admire the historian, will go down in history as a great historian. i want to thank you for all the details we never knew before. i'm wondering about the johnson daughters and how they learned their father would be president, how den di died. did you look into that >> guest: yes. he was at the university of texas, and as i recall, i may have it wrong, she was a secret service agent -- came up, notified her of what happened, and i think she went with them to the home of the conley, john con le's children, conley was the governor of texas. he was wounded. no one knew how seriously at the time, and she went to comfort them. lucy bir
and les rigist religiou activism in the united states based on a dressferent interpretation what the bible commands. the national council of churches has existed for 60 years and has advocated modern welfare state as an ethis imple, perfect ethi of service to others. the catholic left as a rich history of this activis modern environmental movement is fond of askintheyrhetorically wt would jesus drive. time christian principles to environmental activisits green economy so there is no shortage of political movements across the spectrum trying to run other people's lives. one thing they all have in common is justifying their respective agendas on the basis of biblical not this in my view is precisely why poe need to keep organized religion as far from the halls of congress as possible. another fshororite chl soter i review is chapter 5, the tea party nation anti-gay. most of the media will automatically answer yes or hell mands and the reality is that t party is a more complex and diverse movement and many ot it is emphatically not a mirror image of the christian rigy an although there is of
year investigators can across ferris. he was originally from kashmir and had emigrated to the united states and had been in columbus five or six years by then. authorities can across his fame during an investigation of another guy that was an immigrant to baltimore and he was associated with khalid sheikh mohammed the architect of the 9/11 attacks. through that investigation can across ferris's name and this notion that fairness may have been asked to check out the brooklyn bridge to see what it takes to bring it down. this was obviously after the 9/11 attacks. it turns out he actually visited afghanistan and had been to the camps, some of the terrorism training camps and have met bin laden and khalid sheikh mohammed so the fbi was obviously interested in him. fairness saw' questions began in march of 2003 and during the interviews with ferris, he mentioned this conversation that he had had with him and this idea of shooting at a shopping mall and also the name of christopher paul, sophos. authorities started to piece this together and eventually in a sort of slow domino effect of a
you're asking about. >> host: the united states? >> host: i think we have done a very good job. we were too blinded by the actions to 9/11 and we did not face questions that help us make the decision to go into iraq. and we have persisted in the iraqi side. in fact, to find out what was really going on in iraq and the war, i had to petition french journalists. people spoke out the newbie area. we had a few, but not enough. and then we have a certain amount of censorship and not being allowed to see the bodies of soldiers coming home or the coffins, rather, whether it's the dead on either side. there have been individual reporters who have done an incredible job of covering the award. and i would like to pay tribute. may they rest in peace, those who have lost their lives in the region. >> host: helen benedict have you written about were previously? or was it just this war to grab you? >> i have never written about combat on the ground the way that i have in the past. this is a new subject for me, which is why it took me a few years to do. it took me many interviews to really find o
, the perspective is so different, you know. i don't want the average citizens in the united states to have the perspective i do because, i mean, something horrible has happened to the country. you know, i'm jealous of the ignorance i used to have. i'm not -- i don't wish it on anyone. so what kind of perspective is required from everybody to treat the veteran correctly when they get home? i don't -- i don't know. you are a different person. i don't know how you can go through that and not be a different person. but -- i'll say it again. i hesitate to speak for for anyone else specifically and everybody is different and some want to talk and some won't. i'm not sure i answered your question by the end. >> you did. i think -- i guess that the other issue i was reading you can answer is how we deal with people, you know, our loved ones when they come back. it seems to me that we have to understand even if youring the drk acting the same. it's worth trying to figure out if there is something rather than pretended there isn't. that's what rich seemed to be saying that everything is the same. >>
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